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How Panasonic Turned Car Commuters Into Transit Riders

It moved downtown and charged employees market rates for parking, among other things.

Andrew Hicks

A New Species Is Found in New Jersey (and It May Already Be in Trouble)

The F. whitcombi leafhopper depends upon a type of grass that’s endangered.

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

Stop Releasing Your Balloons Into the Sky

Birds and turtles eat them and die.

Kiulia et al.

Thank You, Science, for This Map of Fecal Viruses

Developing nations have problems with sewage in the water—but so do L.A. and New Jersey.


The Jersey Shore Sees the Return of the Blob

Everyone’s favorite algal bloom slimes it up in the Atlantic.

Kathy Willens/AP

How Municipal ID Cards Make Cities More Inclusive

They’re sensitive to gender identity as well as immigration status.

Kyle Naegeli

Newark Isn't the Only Prime Spot for Sewer Fishing

Texas has a leg up on New Jersey when it comes to casting lines in urban waterways.


The Urban Legacy of Amiri Baraka

The controversial poet and playwright's work in Newark still offers inspiration to those who would speak truth to local power.

Cory Booker's Replacement as Newark Mayor Doesn't Own a Computer

He also prefers phone calls to Twitter.


Cory Booker Is Now the Senate's Highest Profile Advocate for Criminal Justice Reform

Will he actually accomplish anything?

Associated Press

Cory Booker Is a Senator-Elect—What Kind of Senator Will He Be?

As expected, he won a New Jersey special election Wednesday night, but the path ahead is far from clear for Washington's newest political celebrity.


The Quest for the Best Designs For a Post-Sandy World

Follow along as The Atlantic Cities reports on the results of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force's Rebuild By Design project.

Modern Mechanix

How to Ease Congestion in Manhattan? Pave Over the Hudson River

An improbable proposal from the 1930s would have joined New York to New Jersey with a new neighborhood built over water.

How Palestine Gave Birth to a Brand-New City: Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism.


6 More U.S. Counties Are Now Majority-Minority

Welcome to your demographic future, Charlotte, North Carolina.


17-Year Brood II Cicadas Emergence Update: They're Nearly Heeeere!

The sex-crazed insects have been busy in the past few weeks, with early sightings in the lands surrounding New York and Washington, D.C.


Superstorm Sandy Was So Powerful the Ground Shook in Seattle

Earthquakes aren't the only thing to make the earth shiver.


'Sandy' Is Retired as a Name for Hurricanes

The super storm was so damaging and deadly that the world's meteorologists will not repeat its name.